Culver City's Craftiest Cocktail Bars


Among other more pigeonholed Los Angeles neighborhoods, Culver City is a bastion of independence, promising patrons a new experience nightly. Our top 5 favorite cocktail bars in this area are proof that when your reach into the mixed bag that is L.A., you're bound to pull out a winner. Scattered across Culver City, each of these cocktail bars display some part of Angeleno culture. There are the bars flooded with fedora wearing blokes, bespectacled in faux glasses. There are the relaxed spots that serve up cocktails with a refined sense of nonchalance in perfectly sparse venues. There are the elegant places where you take a date you're trying to impress. And of course, there are the awesome theme venues that deliver theatrics flawlessly. Some of these places welcome people in with warm arms, and others might require a little finesse or even a password to gain entrance. But no matter which of these cocktail bars and lounges you end up at, you're sure to feel a unique vibe that only these cool venues can provide. Explore these spots now and let us know if your favorites made the cut. - Darianne Dobbie


The Avalon

The Avalon

The Avalon is one of those clubs that you absolutely have to go to when you're in Los Angeles. They spin all types of music, from house to hip-hop, trance to old school. Check it out >>

1735 Vine St
Hollywood CA 90028

Boardner's
Boardner's
1652 N Cherokee Ave Hollywood, CA 90029
The Mayan
The Mayan
1038 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90015
Playhouse
Playhouse
6506 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, CA 90028

Broadway Bar

Broadway Bar

A historic hot spot in downtown LA's Theatre District, Broadway Bar offers trendy drinks in an old school atmosphere, perfect as a drinking destination for the night or for pre/post-show cocktails wit Check it out >>

830 S. Broadway
Los Angeles CA 90014

Wurstkuche

Wurstkuche

Sausage goes gourmet with a world of flavors at Wurstk├╝che in downtown LA, which features exotic meats, Belgian frites, gourmet sodas and a wide variety of imported beers on tap. Check it out >>

800 E 3rd St
Los Angeles CA 90013
Picca
Picca
9575 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90035
Stout
Stout
1544 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hotel Cafe

Hotel Cafe

Neither a hotel nor a cafe, this little gem stands out among the Hollywood powerhouse clubs because it doesn't stand out much at all. It's a little place that attracts some of the biggest KCRW-types. Check it out >>

1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood CA 90028
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    Melanie Taylor Inta My Heart
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    Hunter and The Dirty Jacks Break Me Down
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    POP ETC Unravel